Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

Mar
30
Thu
9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
7:00 pm Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable” @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Half of humanity, nearly 3.5 billion of us, live in cities. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas with 95 percent of that expansion happening in the developing[...]
Mar
31
Fri
9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
12:00 pm International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
International Festival at NC State University @ NCSU Stafford Commons | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
We are pleased to announce an International Festival at NC State University on Friday, March 31st from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Stafford Commons. This event is sponsored by Student Involvement, Student Government, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the[...]
3:00 pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
2017 will mark Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon’s 4th year with the series since the inaugural race in 2014. Through the years, Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh has become known for its beautiful[...]